Tuesday, July 5

reminder -don't be "that guy"

Posted this a couple of years back but after a w/e at various beaches in MA I was reminded that it still holds true...
There is something that sets off distant summer memories in the squeak of a styrofoam cooler lid. Granted they are practically worthless unless just sitting there on the table, you can't really lug stuff around in them or you risk the inevitable crack & spill of ice, beer cans and maybe some trout and fishy water...

The absolute worst I ever saw was a group walking on the beach in front of a lifeguard tower, who managed to crack, spill, drop their cooler full of beer bottles which then smashed. It was the perfect storm of "that guy". Don't bring glass bottles to the beach... don't let them smash... and for keee-rist's sake don't smash them at the foot of the lifeguard tower where they have to jump down in the sand.
At the very least:
1) Get a decent cooler.
2) Bring cans. That isn't too much to ask is it? And while you are at it leave the lacrosse sticks at home...

4 comments:

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

I agree with everything but the lacrosse sticks... how else were guys like me supposed to show off during highschool? I actually think that those Styrofoam coolers should be illegal. Many beach-side liquor stores offer good coolers as rentals.

james at 10engines said...

@YWP cooler rentals? that is talking my language...

Tim said...

"lax" as they call it is for DOUCHE bags :) play a real sport. haha, great post as always.

helmstyle said...

The Styrofoam cooler is a real crowd pleaser over here, as usually by the time the contents have been consumed, they tend to get left behind and forgotten somewhere in a drunken haze. Which, of course, sucks if its a quality one or a rental... Long live the styrofoam!